Health Sciences

Blackhawk Technical College
Registered Nursing, 2000
Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer for Beloit Health System

In 1996, Sharon Cox was a stay-at-home mom and daycare provider. College wasn’t on her radar. She was 15 years out of high school and the thought of going back to school after so long was frightening. It was that...
Brittany Olson, CVTC grad

Chippewa Valley Technical College
Medical Assistant, 2013
Medical Assistant, Marshfield Clinic

With only a high school diploma Brittany Olson was working as a home health aide, cooking, cleaning and shopping for elderly and disabled clients. Then she was laid off. “I was sick of going nowhere and felt stuck,” she said...
Helen Walsh, Nicolet grad

Nicolet Area Technical College
Nursing Associate Degree, 2006
Trauma Nurse Practitioner Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Nicolet College is only the beginning for lifelong learner Helen Walsh. Helen's continuing education includes transferring to UW-Green Bay to complete her bachelor's degree in nursing, and then her master's degree at UW-Eau Claire. She now works as a Trauma...
Eddie Ibarra, SWTC grad

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Nursing Associate Degree, 1996
Owner, Ibarra's Nursing Services, Inc.

Eddie excelled in his military career and wanted to continue to help others. Passionate about health care, he became a registered nurse and combined his military interests with his interest in helping others. Through his company he is helping some...
Rocky Shinee, SWTC grad

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Nursing Associate Degree, 2006
Emergency Medical Technician and Firefighter RN Southwest Health Center

Rocky put her nursing degree to work in the emergency room at Southwest Health Center in Platteville. Passionate about helping others, she also serves her community as an Emergency Medical Services provider and a firefighter. "If you enjoy helping people...
Nada Massie, LTC grad

Lakeshore Technical College
Nursing Associate Degree, 2003
Nurse, Froedert Hospital

Nada Massie saw firsthand the difference health care professionals could make in one’s life. Growing up, she witnessed members of her own family receive care. After sorting through career options, Nada came back to health care. She attended "Experience LTC"...
Janice Gulsvig, NTC grad

Northcentral Technical College
Nursing Associate Degree, 1974
Co-Owner, My InnerView

Janice’s education has taken shape through degrees received at several institutions. After receiving an associate degree at Northcentral Technical College (NTC) in nursing, Janice worked in local health care facilities. Then she decided to complete her bachelor’s degree at the...
Amber Gonzalez Grant, WCTC grad

Waukesha County Technical College
Nursing Associate Degree, 2004
Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Outpatient Center - Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph Hospital

Amber entered the working world after high school, but found it difficult to make ends meet. Her mother encouraged her to enroll at Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) where she chose to pursue a career in nursing. WCTC awakened part...